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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE VII CITIES, TOWNS AND DISTRICTS
  • CHAPTER 48 FIRES, FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND FIRE DISTRICTS

Section 1 - Appointment of fire wards; penalty for failure to give notice of acceptance

Section 2 - Duties; badge of office

Section 3 - Demolition of buildings

Section 4 - Powers of fire officials; demolition of buildings

Section 5 - Indemnification for demolition

Section 6 - Powers and duties; commanding assistance

Section 7 - Powers and duties; direction of fire fighting operations; penalty for noncompliance

Section 8 - Appointment of forest wardens; tenure

Section 9 - Duties; fire prevention

Section 10 - Powers; appointment of assistants; commandeering of people and property

Section 11 - Penalty for refusal of aid

Section 12 - Compensation

Section 13 - Setting open air fires; conditions and restrictions; penalty for violation

Section 14 - Repealed, 1930, 401, Sec. 2

Section 15 - Powers of arrest

Section 16 - Definitions

Section 16A - Handling of slash

Section 17 - Disposition of slash cut near highways

Section 18 - Disposition of slash cut by public utility companies

Section 19 - Enforcement of regulations prohibiting accumulations of slash

Section 20 - Penalty for violating provisions prohibiting accumulations of slash

Section 20A - Repealed, 1950, 442

Section 21 - Spark arresters; requirements; penalty for noncompliance

Section 22 - Inspection of machines requiring spark arresters

Section 23 - Fire observation towers

Section 24 - Firefighting expenditures

Section 25 - Duties; extinguishment of fires; investigation of causes; posting of warning notices

Section 26 - Penalty for destruction of warning notices

Section 27 - Liability for trespass

Section 28 - State fire warden; powers and duties; reports

Section 28A - Repealed, 1971, 571

Section 28B - Fire patrols in dry areas; authorization; payment of costs

Section 28C - Closing of forest lands during dry periods; penalty for trespassing

Section 29 to 35 - Repealed, 1997, 51, Sec. 12

Section 36 - Promotion of call men to permanent force; conditions

Section 36A - Promotion of call men to regular force; conditions; qualifications

Section 37 - Application of sections relating to appointment of call men to regular force

Section 38 - Repealed, 1997, 51, Sec. 13

Section 39 - Compensation of persons employed in fire department; procedure for acquisition

Section 40 - Certificates of employment; penalty for refusing to file

Section 41 - Application of sections relating to compensation for enginemen and fire department employees

Section 42 - Establishment of fire departments; appointment of fire chief; compensation; removal; powers and duties

Section 42A - Establishment in towns under direction of selectmen; appointment of fire chief, other officers and firemen; compensation; removal; regulations; control of department

Section 43 - Duties of fire chief; role of forest warden

Section 44 - Application of sections establishing a fire department and appointing and defining duties of fire chief

Section 44A - Private fire fighting units; contracts

Section 45 - Engineers; appointments; removals; vacancies

Section 46 - Organization of engineers

Section 47 - Engineers; powers and duties

Section 48 - Organization of firefighters

Section 49 - Engineers; duties; liabilities; privileges and exemptions

Section 50 - Repealed, 1997, 51, Sec. 17

Section 51 - Penalty for failing to maintain proper fire fighting equipment

Section 51A - Breathing apparatus

Section 52 - Board of engineers; duties

Section 53 - Engineers; promulgation of rules and regulations for fire prevention

Section 54 - Engineers; promulgation of rules and regulations relating to conduct at fires; penalty for noncompliance

Section 55 - Tenure of members

Section 56 - Hours of labor

Section 57 - Days off; vacations

Section 57A - Days off for working on holidays

Section 57B - Fire fighters; attendance of AFL-CIO-CLC convention

Section 57C - Fire fighters; attendance of Massachusetts Permanent Firemen’s Association or Massachusetts State Firemen’s Association conventions

Section 57D - Fire fighters; working on holidays; additional pay or day off

Section 57E - Fire chiefs; working on holidays; additional pay

Section 57F - Repealed, 1969, 435, Sec. 2

Section 57G - Compensation of certain heads of fire and police departments

Section 57H - Union officers; leave to perform elected responsibilities

Section 57I - Officers of professional organization; leave without loss of pay or benefits

Section 58 - Fire chiefs; tenure; removal; conditions

Section 58A - Hours of duty of permanent firemen; application of sections relating to hours of duty

Section 58B - Hours of duty of permanent firemen; limitations; application of other sections relating to hours of duty; acceptance of provision by electorate

Section 58C - Overtime; compensation

Section 58D - Hours of duty of permanent firemen; application of sections relating to hours of duty; acceptance of provisions

Section 58E - Fire fighters; residence

Section 59 - Platoon system; submission to electorate

Section 59A - Aid to other municipalities; authorization; fire departments defined; payment for damages

Section 59B - Establishment of reserve force of firemen; conditions

Section 59C - Membership

Section 59D - Duties; compensation

Section 59E - Appointments from civil service eligible list

Section 60 - Establishment of fire departments in districts; duties of officers

Section 61 - Establishment of district; procedure

Section 62 - Organization; notice of meeting

Section 63 - Election of clerk; removals; vacancies

Section 64 - Establishment of fire department

Section 65 - Selection of engineers

Section 66 - District meetings; time; manner of giving notice; selection of moderator

Section 67 - Voting lists; preparation and correction

Section 68 - Application sections relating to the deposit of ballots

Section 69 - Taxation; purposes

Section 70 - Repealed, 1950, 170

Section 71 - Prudential committee; selection; duties; treasurer; bond; duties

Section 72 - Temporary treasurer; bond

Section 73 - Collection of taxes

Section 74 - Board of engineers; rules and regulations; appointment of personnel

Section 75 - Engineers; extent of authority; liability of districts

Section 76 - Firemen; privileges and immunities; compensation

Section 77 - Authentication of district rules and regulations

Section 77A - Holding real estate for public use; lease of land or public building

Section 78 - Recovery of penalties; prosecution; disposition

Section 79 - Annexation and exclusion

Section 80 - Continuance of existing districts

Section 81 - Appropriation

Section 82 - Additional persons eligible for benefits

Section 83 - Allowance to families of deceased firemen; exception

Section 84 to 86 - Repealed, 1967, 129

Section 87 - Standardization of fire fighting equipment

Section 88 - Fire fighters; performance of police duties

Section 89 - Fire fighters; firearms

Section 90 - Fire district; municipal agency